116th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.pngU.S. Military Gotoarrow.pngUnited States Colored Troops in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 116th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Brief History

Organized at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, June 6, to July 12, 1864.
Attached to Military District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to September, 1864.
Mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, January 17, 1867.[1] [2]

Wikipedia page: 116th Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops

Online page: The Civil War in the East 116th United States Colored Troops

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

116th U. S. Colored Infantry:

Company A - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Company B - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County and Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

Company C - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County and Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

Company D - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County and Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

Company E - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Company F - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County and London, Laurel County, Kentucky.

Company G - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County and Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

Company H - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Company I - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Company K - Many men mustered in from Camp Nielson, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.

Kentucky. Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Vol. II, 1861-1866, (Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1866),Troop Appendix Pg.69-77 FHL US/CAN -book 976.9 M2r

Other Sources

  • Balch, John A. History of the 116th Regiment U.S.C. Infantry: From Its Organization in the Early Part of Spring and Summer of 1864, to the Present Time, Giving a List of Names of All Officers and Enlisted Men Who Have Ever Belonged to the Regiment. 1866. FHL Fiche 6118622 (2 fiche).
  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Union Volunteers in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Union Volunteers in the Civil War describes many Union sources, specifically for the Union Volunteers, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States. Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Administration Washington: 1973.Compiled by Joseph B. Ross.FHL 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21

Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States.  Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Administration Washington: 1973. Compiled by Joseph B. Ross. FHL Book 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21